Automobile Magazine named the Tesla Model S the 2013 Automobile of the Year. No, not electric car of the year: automobile of the year, best of the best.
And it wasn’t just a scheme to increase the credibility of electric cars. The Tesla Model S literally outperformed its gas-powered competition.
n a race to 100 mph with the 560-hp BMW M5, the Tesla won.
Tesla is making a strong push to ensure that electric cars aren’t seen as the younger sibling to gas-powered cars, that they aren’t just for the environmentally-conscious person willing to trade performance for emission reductions. But Tesla isn’t just looking to have a fast electric car to make that point, they also want to see improved EV infrastructure. That’s why they’re building super-fast charging stations across the United States to improve mobility options for EV owners.
If the Tesla Model S is any indication, gas-powered cars could see stiff competition in the future as EV charging infrastructure is built up as is expected. Eliminating electric car stigmas won’t hurt either.
The clean technology sector is infamous for taking a big toll on startups--requiring large investments, risky technology propositions, steep international competition, and fickle government policies. How do you create a business around the still-emerging market of electric vehicles and avoid those issues? One way is developing testing tools and infrastructure around that market, to help those manufacturers in their research and development, which is just what Calabasas-based GridTest Systems (www.gridtest.com) is doing. An interview with founder Neal Roche about his startup, which provides testing tools for the electric vehicle (EV) market.
Introducing the C-1, the world's first gyroscopically stabilized rolling smart phone. This vehicle combines the efficiency and freedom of a motorcycle with the safety and convenience of a car. Offering the alternated to alternatives on an exciting and safe platform, the C-1 transforms your daily commute into something to look forward to.
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comScore recently announced a milestone: 3 millionth tree was planted as part of its “Trees for Knowledge” panelist recruitment program. (link to http://blog.comscore.com/2012/04/comscore_plants_3_millionth_tree_as_part_of_trees.html)comScore introduced this program in 2008 in partnership with the non-profit organization Trees for the Future. For every qualified participant (link to http://www.relevantknowledge.com/AboutTrees.aspx) in research panels such as RelevantKnowledge, the organization plants a tree in a developing community in Central America, Africa, or Asia. This is a good example where a simple action of an individual online can translate into meaningful results all over the world.
Gaya3 wants to discuss Alchemy Research: Cars Powered with Aluminum Grains 4 years ago
The Israeli company Alchemy Research offers a new method to power electric cars by using energy stored in aluminum grains. According to the company, cars powered with this type of energy can reach 2,400 km per tank. - http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/06/cars-powered-aluminum-grains/
I am proposing a new solution to the algae biofuel industry. Using electrical stimulation, I have created biodiesel from algae for $0.96/gallon. Come view this presentation of my project
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While on the face of it, electric cars look like a great green option, if one considers the entire lifecyle of the electric car - starting from the way batteries are manufactured - the whole thing might not look so green after all, or at least not as green as it looked earlier. Any idea on how the lifecycle sustainability accounting / green accounting for electric cars compare to that for traditional cars?
ATC Solar Curve Bus Stop concept is being developed by Studio Mango for the city Noord-Brabant, Netherlands, which would allow inductive charging technology at existing bus stops, which will enable electric buses to recharge each time they stop to pick up passengers.
The concept calls for installation of 15.5 meters of solar panels on top of a bus stop’s roof, which would convert sunlight to solar power throughout the day. The curved roof would be sufficiently tilted down to enable wireless energy transfer to buses using inductive charging, which employs the use of an electromagnetic field to transfer energy.
Tesla has unveiled the Tesla Model X, the CUV prototype version of the Model S. The Model X can go from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, features all-wheel drive, is heavier than the Model S and therefore, will offer 10% less range than the S for the same 60 and 85 kWh battery packs. The price will be similar to the S, beginning around $ 50,000 after tax credits, and going up to $ 90,000 with the largest battery packs and other features.
The batteries are housed in a low skateboard, similar to S, which leaves a lot of space. The CUV doesn’t need a combustion engine and so there are two trunks, one in the front and one in the rear, allowing 7 people and a lot of luggage on-board. The much-hyped “falcon-wing” doors are similar to the gull-wing vehicles, but with a bend in the middle which allows them to be opened in tight spaces while offering better access to the rear and third row of seats.
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